The Distribution of Field Horizontal-Branch Stars in the Galactic Halo

  • A. G. Davis Philip
Part of the International Astronomical Union / Union Astronomique Internationale book series (IAUH, volume 4-2)


Since the time allowed per paper at this joint discussion is short only one aspect of the stellar distribution at high galactic latitudes will be presented here, namely the distribution of field horizontal-branch stars (FHB) in the galactic halo. First, the method by which FHB stars are found will be described. Second, the density distribution of FHB stars will be compared with that of the RR Lyrae stars.


Main Sequence Galactic Plane Galactic Halo Apparent Magnitude Spectral Classification 
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© International Astronomical Union 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. G. Davis Philip
    • 1
  1. 1.Dudley ObservatoryUK

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